Fev blast council stadium decision

Featherstone have expressed their disappointment at Wakefield Council’s decision to provide support to rivals Wakefield and Castleford, and not themselves.

Rovers are working towards a Super League application in 2015 having declined to apply for 2012, despite earning the right to by appearing in the Championship Grand Final last season.

However, following the news last week that Wakefield MDC will provide indirect financial aid to the Wildcats and Tigers, Rovers’ future plans have been hit.

A spokesman said: “The Council’s decision to provide indirect financial aid to Wakefield Wildcats and Castleford Tigers is a reassuring affirmation of their belief in the importance of Rugby League to the social, educational, cultural and of course sporting life of the area. We applaud this piece of far sighted social policy.

“This makes their decision not to afford the same facility to Featherstone Rovers all the more confusing and disappointing.

“Clearly we don’t consider this matter to be closed. The Council have been kept fully informed about the way our club is progressing and how realistic and planned for our ambitions are. On this basis we were assured we would be given parity with the other two clubs in any decision making. For some reason this seems not to be the case.”

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